11|09|2016 - ORDINO-ARCALÍS HILLCLIMB

Javi Villa is the Spanish Hillclimb Champion for the fourth year in a row.


Andorra, 11st of September: Target accomplished for Javi Villa at the Ordino-Arcalís hillclimb, the penultimate round of the 2016 Spanish Hillclimb Championship held this weekend in Andorra. The Asturian-born driver won Category 2 of the national series with ease, securing, with one round still to go to the end of the season, his fourth consecutive Spanish Hillclimb Championship.

Villa totally dominated Category 2 at the wheel of the BRC B49, being the fastest in all the climbs run during the two days. Javi had already scored the best time on Saturday's official climb, beating his closest rival, the local driver Ramón Plaus, by more than 5.5 seconds. On Saturday, the Asturian secured the win and the title again setting the best times in the two remaining race climbs to win overall by almost eleven seconds from Plaus, who was again second.

As expected, though, it was impossible to fight in Andorra for the overall win. On a very steep road with several hairpins leading to long uphill straights, the more powerful cars of the Spanish Category 1 and the single seaters and sports cars from the French series took the top positions with Javi being fifth overall in the Spanish series standings.

With the title already secured at Andorra, Javi Villa completes yet another very successful season in the Spanish Hillclimb Championship, winning his fourth consecutive national championship and doing it in style, with six wins in his category in the six rounds of the series and four overall victories, beating cars with far more power than his BRC B49. An incredible outcome that confirms the Asturian-born driver as the fastest on the Spanish Hillclimb scene.



Javi Villa's own words: "We are happy to have already secured the title, which was the main target for this race in Andorra as here we knew that it will be impossible to fight for the overall win against the more powerful cars. The main thing is that we are already Spanish Champions for the fourth time in a row after a very good season. We've won our category at all the races and we've won overall four times out of six, so all in all there are good reason to be very pleased."